Virtual Antietam Planet

Author: Randy Buchman
Posted: 02/28/2014 - 8:11pm

It pretty much goes without saying that the Antietam National Battlefield is the coolest place on earth.


I have often told the story about my first trip to Antietam in 1968, when as a New Jersey middle school student who had written a paper on this Civil War battle, I pestered my family to bring me to see it … having relatives who lived in Ellicott City.  It was a freezing cold, windy, drizzling damp day. My relatives were very cranky about it all, but I was running up and down Bloody...

Author: noreply@blogger.com (Dan Vermilya)
Posted: 02/28/2014 - 10:02am
It has been quite some time since I posted on here, and lots has been going on.

For example, last fall, I was married. This winter, I finished my book on Kennesaw Mountain, and this spring, I am starting back at Gettysburg to lead education programs for school groups, before returning to Antietam for the rest of the season.


Look for me to make a few more posts on here this year. For now, I wanted to share this picture. It is the cover of my Kennesaw Mountain book,...
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/28/2014 - 9:35am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/27/2014 - 10:07am
I recently overheard some discussion among civil war researchers who present their work in public through speaking and writing on the web. They voice concern regarding “lifting” of their work by readers and attendees. Some cite examples of their work being presented by others in public and print as their own – without attribution. I’ve […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/26/2014 - 8:58am
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/25/2014 - 12:16pm
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/21/2014 - 3:24pm
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/20/2014 - 2:45pm
Just a reminder that I’ll be making a presentation to the Central Ohio Civil War Roundtable on March 12. Here’s a summary: Irvin McDowell’s Plan and Other Bull Run Misconceptions. This program will explore what the presenter feels are popular misconceptions surrounding the First Bull Run campaign, with primary focus on the Union army commander’s […]
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/19/2014 - 4:51pm
Author: Harry Smeltzer
Posted: 02/18/2014 - 1:41pm
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